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missybocou Oct 25, 2007 08:24 AM

Looking for a place that is pleasant to sit and eat outdoors in the evening. Preferably mexican food. Looking in the Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank and Silverlake areas. Any ideas?

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    nick_r Oct 25, 2007 09:12 AM

    Malo is nice for that. Good food and better drinks.

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    Malo
    4326 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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      carter Oct 25, 2007 09:23 AM

      While Cliff's Edge is not Mexican food, its patio at Sunset & Edgecliffe is award-winning in the looks category, yet the food is also quite good.
      El Conquistador across the street has decent Mexican food and a smallish, not great patio in front, yet not unlike the one at Malo up the street, both sort of good, but...

      Cafe Pinot downtown LA adjacent to the Riordan Central Library has a fabulous garden setting if lighted hi-rise buildings might be your thing. Food decent enough, especially if you order carefully. Ciudad is also downtown and might also work.

      1. tatertotsrock Oct 25, 2007 01:12 PM

        I would say:
        BASHAN
        http://www.bashanrestaurant.com/
        in north Glendale.
        It is on the most quiet street around. The service is lovely the food is amazing bring a nice bottle of wine for a small corckage or order off their list.
        It is not a "scene" but he food takes the stage.
        There are 2 or 3 2 tops outside and the place is small enough that you will not be forgotten.
        They do not bring the check until you ask for it...it's all about "no hurr, relax and take your time and enjoy your meal and your company."

        1. stochasticgirl Oct 25, 2007 01:33 PM

          Cafe Santorini in Old Town Pasadena has a lovely outdoor patio upstairs. Saladong Song also has wonderful outdoor seating, with very nice ambiance and plenty of heat lamps!

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